The MagkaSama Project
Home > Updates > News / Stories > Anti-government protests in Iran: at least a dozen people dead

Anti-government protests in Iran: at least a dozen people dead

MagkaSama Team - January 4, 2018
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Iran Protests (December, 2017)

AP Photo

On Tuesday, in our post about the child rapes and murders in Kavumu (RDC) we mentioned a tweet by Max Dana from Januray 1st saying she was concerned by the dire and preoccupying situation in Iran.

The biggest unrest to strike the country in almost a decade since post-election unrest in 2009, started less than a week ago by a series of public protests that occurred in various cities throughout Iran and has spread rapidly.

The protests were sparked by concerns about rising living costs and a stagnant economy, but developed into a broader outcry against the regime. The recent demonstrations came from an emerging, angry middle class facing a future of limited opportunity.

Theses anti-government protests have left at least a dozen people dead. We can read in CNN’s latest report:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tried to downplay the significance of sometimes violent protests across his country that have left 12 people dead in the biggest challenge to the authority of the Tehran regime since mass demonstrations in 2009. “Our great nation has witnessed a number of similar incidents in the past and has comfortably dealt with them. This is nothing,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Iranian members of parliament on Monday. Rouhani has called for calm as his government deals with the widespread spontaneous uprising.

Read full article here.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Copyright ©2003-2024 The MagkaSama Project. All rights reserved. Contact us - Privacy Policy - Cookies Policy